About the Author

Patrick Campanale


When I’m not working on building custom computers or fixing phones, I love to write about technology. I’m always looking out for the best deal on any tech I can get my hands on, so one day I decided, “Why not write about it?!” You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @pcamp96, though I’m way more active on Twitter. If you’ve got a tip to an awesome deal, go ahead and drop me a line at patrick@9to5mac.com!

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In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys: Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad drops by $99, Apple Watch Series 5 on sale from $299, Home Depot discounts outdoor electric tools, and more…

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TP-Link’s 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch falls to all-time low at $14.50

Amazon is offering the TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch for $14.39 Prime shipped. Normally $20, today’s deal matches the all-time low that we’ve tracked at Amazon and is the best available. If you’re running out of Ethernet ports on your modem or router, this is a great way to expand a wired network. One port turns into five (four available), allowing you to easily hook up wired networking gear like smart home hubs, a NAS, or even your computer. Plus, the sleek design fits just about anywhere and is even mountable. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

expiredNinja’s 4-in-1 Foodi indoor grill hits $120 Prime shipped (Refurb, Orig. $230)

Today only, Woot is offering the Ninja Foodi 4-in-1 Indoor Grill (AG300) for $119.99 Prime shipped in refurbished condition. Non-Prime members will be charged a $6 delivery fee. Originally $230, it goes for $200 at Amazon in new condition right now and today’s deal matches our last mention. Offering a 4-in-1 design, the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill is great for winter food prep or apartment dwellers who can’t have a grill on the porch. Hot air circulates your meal and provides an amazing “surround searing” while the 500F grill grate gives you the char lines that are normally reserved for outdoor cooking only. Rated 4.7/5 stars and ships with a 90-day warranty.

expiredApple’s Smart Keyboard for prev-gen 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $93

Today only, Woot is offering Apple’s Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro with prices from $93 Prime shipped. Non-Prime members will be charged a $6 delivery fee. Our favorite is the 12.9-inch model, which drops to $119.99. Originally fetching $169, this is one of the best prices that we’ve tracked in new condition. Compatible with both 1st and 2nd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, this case gives you the ability to become more productive and essentially turn your tablet into a pseudo-laptop. You’ll also find the 9.7-inch iPad Pro Smart Keyboard on sale for $92.99, which is great if you’ve yet to upgrade to Apple’s latest offerings.

expiredBotanic Hearth’s tea tree oil products are on sale from $12, today only

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Botanic Hearth (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering a selection of its tea tree oil products from $12 Prime shipped. Our favorite is the bundled Peppermint Shampoo/Conditioner for $20. Normally going for $27, today’s deal is the lowest that we’ve tracked at Amazon and subsequently is the best available. I started using a shampoo that has both peppermint and tea tree oils in it around a year ago, and let me tell you, it’s a game-changer. My hair seriously feels cleaner, and the cooling sensation provided by the peppermint is quite nice as well. Rated 4.4/5 stars. Shop the entire sale here.

expiredSave nearly 40% on a 1-year sub to The Washington Post, now $30 (Reg. $59)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering a 1-year Digital Subscription to The Washington Post for $30. Normally $59, today’s deal saves nearly 40% and beats our last mention by $15. The Washington Post is a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest political news from around the world. This digital subscription gives you access on your favorite smart devices, including Kindle Fire, computer, iPad, and Android. Just remember to cancel the subscription before next year, otherwise you’ll be charged the full $59 renewal price. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

June 5

TACKLIFE’s portable jump starter has 2000A of power at $63 (Reg. $90)

WorldUS (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering the TACKLIFE 2000A Peak Car Jump Starter for $62.99 shipped with the code B8QJZGRE at checkout. Normally $90, today’s deal is among the best that we’ve tracked and is the lowest price available. This portable battery can jump-start just about any gas engine and up to a 7L diesel, which means it’s up to the task for nearly every vehicle. Just keep the battery charged and ready to go and then when the time strikes, hook the jumper cables up to your vehicle and away you go. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

This dash cam records in 1080p + has loop recording, more for $28 (Reg. $45)

apeman store (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering its 1080p Dash Camera for $27.89 shipped with the code DH9L7KKW and when you clip the on-page coupon. Normally closer to $45, today’s deal is among the best pricing that we’ve tracked and is the lowest available. Offering 1080p recording, this dash camera is great for capturing the road ahead as you take off on your summer vacations. Loop recording ensures that you never run out of room on your SD card, as it just overwrites the oldest footage to make room for new captures. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

If you’re planning any major DIY projects or renovations this summer, then it’s likely you’ll need to purchase quite a few supplies. If you’re going to be picking up expensive items like bathtubs, showers, sinks, countertops, or even appliances, there are a few tricks you should know in order to save the most. So, without further ado, these are the best credit cards for DIY projects and renovations.

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Save $30 on the Arlo Q indoor security camera with FREE cloud storage

Newegg is offering the Arlo Q 1080p Wi-Fi Security Camera for $89.99 shipped with the code 93XPK68 at checkout. With a list price of $140, it goes for around $118 at Amazon right now, today’s deal beats our last mention by $5. Offering a 1080p video feed, the Arlo Q camera is a great addition to any area of your home. It connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi, meaning you only have to plug in a power cable to use it. Plus, Arlo includes FREE 7-day cloud storage with your purchase, saving you from having to buy a separate subscription. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

expiredThe Yard Force 1800PSI Electric Pressure Washer is down to $90 (Reg. $135+)

Today only, Woot is offering the Yard Force Mighty Clean 1800PSI Electric Pressure Washer for $89.99 Prime shipped. Non-Prime members will be charged a $6 delivery fee. Normally $135 at Amazon, today’s deal is among the best pricing that we tracked all-time. If you’re getting ready for summer projects, a pressure washer is a must-have. It’ll be great to clean driveways, siding, brick, fences, and more. With 1800PSI, this pressure washer has plenty of power to clean even the toughest of messes. Plus, being electric, there’s no oil or gas to worry about. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

VUDU $5 weekend sale has Crank, 1200 Yards, Easy A, Rambo, more + FREE rentals

VUDU is back with its $5 weekend deals. Our favorite is Crank with Jason Statham at $4.99 in HDX. Normally, this movie fetches around $10 or so at Google Play with the 4K copy going for $13 there. This unique thriller follows Jason as he plays a hitman that just woke up to realize he’s been poisoned, only hours left to live. The only way to stay alive long enough to find the antidote is to keep his adrenaline up, which he has to find unique and creative ways to do. Rated 4.2/5 stars. Head below for more of our favorites, or drop by VUDU to view everything on sale. Oh, and we’ve got a few great rental deals below for you to check out as well, and these will be entirely FREE to watch.

June 4

Starting today, EA, or Electronic Arts, is launching its first wave os 25+ games on Steam. Previously, these titles were only available on Origin, but now EA is learning from Microsoft after the company launched a few of its exclusive titles on Steam, which eventually joined the best-seller list on Valve’s gaming platform. Keep reading to see what games are coming and learn more about what you can expect from EA Access on steam later this summer.

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NERF’s Super Soaker Fortnite HC-E Water Blaster drops 20% to just $8 at Amazon

Amazon is offering the NERF Super Soaker Fortnite HC-E Water Blaster for $7.99 Prime shipped. This is a 20% discount from its going rate at Target and is the best price we’ve tracked since February. Offering a Fortnite-inspired theme, this Super Soaker will make summer playtime a blast. It holds around 7.4-ounces of water and has an easy-fill cap so you can quickly top off in the middle of battle. It’s small and compact, meaning you can keep it always at the ready during a water fight. Rated 4/5 stars.

OXO’s plastic measuring spoons drop to just $5 Prime shipped at Amazon

Amazon is offering the OXO Good Grips 7-Piece Plastic Measuring Spoons for $4.99 Prime shipped. Normally closer to $10, this is among the best pricing that we’ve tracked all-time. This kit includes seven individual measuring spoons ranging from ⅛tsp to 1-tablespoon. Being plastic, it’s super simple to clean these spoons and they’re extremely compact for easy storage. The spoons will fan out while snapped together to make it easy for you to find the exact measurement that’s needed. Plus, you can unsnap just one spoon at a time for easy use. Note: Rated 4.5/5 stars.

This laptop stand is a work-from-home must at just $22 Prime shipped

Sunlord (98% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering the Soundance Aluminum Laptop Stand for $22.09 Prime shipped with the code I5QDYJUR and when you clip the on-page coupon. Normally closer to $35, this is one of the best prices that we’ve tracked all-time. If you’re working from home still, there’s a chance you’re just using a laptop on a desk on your counter. This stand is perfect for any MacBook, Pixelbook, or even Surface computer. It’ll hold most computers from 10- to 15-inches, which fits a plethora of sizes. Plus, it stands about 6-inches off the table, bringing your laptop’s display up to a more comfortable height. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

AUTO-VOX’s dual dash cam records 1080p + has a built-in GPS: $98 (Reg. $140)

AUTO-VOX (97% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering its Dual 1080p Dash Camera for $97.93 shipped with the code UYI4FRIK and when you clip the on-page coupon. Normally $140, this is among the best pricing that we’ve tracked and is the best available. This dash camera records both the inside and outside of your vehicle at the same time, giving you a full-range view of what goes on in your car. The built-in GPS ensures that the location of your recordings is always stored, allowing you to know exactly where an event took place. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

SanDisk’s 128GB Ultra Dual Drive is both USB-A and USB-C at just $20

Amazon is offering the SanDisk 128GB Ultra Dual Drive for $19.99 Prime shipped. Normally $30 at Best Buy and around $23 at Amazon, today’s deal is a match for the all-time low that we’ve tracked. Offering both USB-A and USB-C, this flash drive sports transfer speeds of up to 150MB/s, which is great for moving larger files. Whether you have Apple’s latest MacBook Pro or iPad Pro, this flash drive is bound to be useful. Just plug in the USB-A side to your old computer and use the built-in USB-C portion to your new computer or tablet, eliminating the need for adapters or hubs. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

expiredScore the ASUS Wi-Fi 6 router with 3Gb/s network speeds at $160, more

Amazon is offering the ASUS RT-AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Router for $159.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy and Google Shopping. Normally $180, today’s deal is $20 off and is a match of an all-time low that we’ve seen only twice before. Offering 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 technology, this router is perfect for high-speed setups. It sports wireless data rates of up to 3Gb/s which is quite insane. For comparison, Gigabit internet is only 1Gb/s, which is also the same speed that Gigabit Ethernet switches transfer data at. AiMesh technology also allows you to easily set up a mesh network with other ASUS routers around your household. Rated 4/5 stars. Head below for a Ubiquiti discount.

Keep your tools organized in CRAFTSMAN’s 5-drawer chest at $100 (Reg. $179)

Ace Hardware is offering Ace Rewards members (free to join) the CRAFTSMAN 1000 Series 5-drawer Steel Tool Chest for $99.99 shipped. Normally $179 at Lowe’s, today’s deal is one of the best prices that we’ve tracked all-time and is the lowest available. If you’re just starting out with collection of DIY tools, or maybe you’ve got a few bags or boxes that have your existing kit in them, it’s time to upgrade. This chest has five individual drawers and a large cabinet on the bottom, giving you plenty of room to store all of your gear. Each drawer can support up to 30-pounds, which is more than enough for those just beginning their DIY journeys. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

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